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, become more aggressive. he's talked a lot about big bird out there on the campaign trail. romney is now kind of attacking him for keeping talking about big bird and pbs. what do you make of where the obama campaign is right now? >> i make that the obama campaign sees an opening there. the question is every campaign, candidates stumble, openings come. the question is can you recover from your mistakes, can you seize the opening. president obama sees we're talking about the giant scope of the federal budget and governor romney mentions big bird and pbs. come on, he doesn't get it. that's what president obama is trying to say. he doesn't want to cut wall street, he wants to not hurt the rich people when it comes to taxes and he wants to beat up on big bird. what governor romney says, you saw him pivot again today, he says well, that's just one example but you have to give examples and you have to start making choices. we have to review everything and we can't keep from china. it helps both of them. conservatives love to hear their candidate beating up on pbs, on government subsidies, sayin
featuring ann romney. he has to find a way to talk to women. yes, he does very well with suburban men, almost a mirror image of the women numbers, but he has to get the suburban women up. his big area that he can mine is really married suburban women, so you're going to see them targeting a lot of ads to those women. >> john, you heard the people kind of doubting the polls that go against their candidate and supporting the polls that do. you have been following polls for years. you know as well as anyone they're snapshots in time. what's the significance of them in this race right now? >> well, there are so many of them and we are so polarized, in the twitterverse in our conversations, most of the polls show a tiny percentage of undecided because you have the democrat and republican camps. it doesn't surprise me that there's doubt. if anything happens against your guy, you immediately start a conspiracy theory. if you look at polls over the years, it's not an exact science, it's a snapshot in time. we will see if governor romney can sustain this bounce. the president got one ahead of
, john? >> reporter: good morning. governor romney will be talking agriculture today. not surprisingly we're on a 700 acre farm owned by the cook family. a lot of soybeans and corn here. we're in madison county. governor romney won this in the caucuses by the way. he will argue the president's policies things like estate taxes, climate change, environmental regulations, energy policy are hurting farmers. he continues to go after the president on issue of jobs of the even though the unemployment number is down below the psych lodge call level at 8% on the stump in newport news, governor romney found a new way to use it. >> if you look back 60 years, at all the months we had unemployment before 8% before president obama. there were 39 months. in all 60 years with unemployment above 8%. under this president there have been 43 months. under one president alone. he does not understand what it takes to create a real recovery. i do. >> reporter: bill you mentioned the pew poll. the pew poll governor romney was seen as guy with new ideas. he was the one people trust to create jobs. bill: one of t
this in some time. i have to tell you, i talked to a senior romney advisor about this pew research center poll and they look at a couple things here. in relation to these polls. they are looking at the enthusiasm that is coming out at some of their campaign events. i can tell you, we have been at several of these campaign events over the last several days and they are getting some big turnouts, sometimes in excess of 10,000 people, and while yes, that may not be obama campaign numbers, those are good numbers for mitt romney. another thing that they're looking at, they are looking at undecided voters. they feel like undecided voters, because of that debate being viewed by so many millions of americans last week, that mitt romney was able to reach through the filter of the media as they like to call it, ann romney referred to it that way in an event in florida last week, and beyond those campaign ads, the very nasty campaign ads coming from the obama campaign to talk directly to the american people, and they feel like that's a factor as well. they are also looking at what they call persuadable v
of the speech yesterday from governor romney where he talked about defense cuts and his proposals, paul ryan voted for the sequester and cuts, how does paul ryan defend his original budget and medicare proposals in contrast to what governor romney is now proposing? >> well, what matters now is, what is governor romney's plan going forward and paul ryan has signed up for the romney plan. specifically with respect to the sequester, governor romney is opposed to it. in fact, when that was decided last summer governor romney issued a statement specifically mentions the prospect of some devastating cuts to our national defense budget should sequestration become necessary. so the governor has made it a priority to reverse the obama defense cuts. it's not just the $500 billion that will happen as a result of sequestratio sequestration, another $500 billion in the works. the president's defense secretary has said the combination of the obama defense cuts with sequestration will be devastating to our military. it will further weaken our standings in the world and embolden our adversaries. >> what abo
's debate performance. i don't talk to conservatives at all that believe the mainstream media that romney won this debate by moving to the middle. we must be living on two totally different planets, because i don't hear that from conservatives at all. >> i believe keith believes you live on two different planets. michael, do you think it baloney? you have politico reporting several insiders felt that ann romney and tagg wanted mitt to be more personal and wanted him to perhaps soften the edges. despite what people like steve would want to hear as conservatives? let michael answer this. >> in the last 48 hours they've made efforts, the romney campaign has to humanize him. i reflect on the gop convention and the lost opportunity they had i thought the mormon testimonials were the most compelling aspect of the entire rnc. yet, it was lost because in primetime you didn't see it, only geeks like me tuned in and saw it. instead you saw clint eastwood and the empty chair. they recognize the errors of those ways and try to present him as more the massachusetts moderate to govern that state. >> in
states. >> mitt romney trying to maybe muddle the issue, talking about the 8% figure. you can stay with cnn for the vice presidential debate on thursday night. our coverage begins at 7:00 eastern. you can also go to cnn.com. >>> it's 16 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date with our top stories. >>> jerry sandusky faces life behind bars when he's sentenced later this morning. he is expected to speak at his hearing this morning before finding out his fate. the convicted child predator released an audio tape from prison insisting he's innocent, while blaming his downfall on one of his victims and a quote, well orchestrated conspiracy." >>> joran van der sloot may become a father. he was arrested but never charged in the disappearance of american teen natalee holloway in aruba in 2005. he's in prison in peru serving a 28-year sentence for murder of another woman. a dutch newspaper reports he apparently got a woman pregnant during an unsupervised visit. >> take a look at this. double down the line and a play at the plate but ichiro suzuki with matrix moves. look at this, he g
to administration officials. listen to romney last night in virginia talk about the unemployment rate. and 8%. listen what he said, john. >> we've seen the slowest recover from a recession in history. as a matter of fact, i just read that if you go back 60 years and look at all the bumps we had with unemployment above 8%, there were 39 months in all 60 years of unemployment. under this president there have been 43 months. >> romney not letting go of the 8% figure even though the unemployment rate has fallen there. he was in virginia last night. the unemployment rate is under 6% in virginia and iowa and approaching 7% in ohio. it's a tough argument for romney to make in certain swing states. >> mitt romney trying to maybe muddle the issue, talking about the 8% figure. you can stay with cnn for the vice presidential debate on thursday night. our coverage begins at 7:00 eastern. you can also go to cnn.com. >>> it's 16 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date with our top stories. >>> jerry sandusky faces life behind bars when he's sentenced later this morning. he is expected to speak at
romney's position seemed to be is obama's talked a big game but hasn't really executed on it so you've got the middle -- >> but he has, hasn't he? whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. i had this argument earlier with a senator. i said to him he literally has executed it. he executed gadhafi, bin laden. he hasn't stopped executing people. and whether you think the middle -- >> do you think that we're safer now? >> yes. >> it's true that osama bin laden was killed -- >> do i think america is safer without osama bin laden or gadhafi or any of these despots, absolutely i do. >> but we're seeing that we've just had a situation where an ambassador was killed and we were told for about a week that it was because of a movie on youtube? that doesn't fill me with a lot of confidence. i think that's what a lot of this is about. it's about okay, we're going to be strong. we are going to put action behind our words instead of just saying i hope that we'll be nice and maybe they'll like us. >> okay. let's turn to maria again. apparently we have got to be strong. what does that mean? >> look, i think mitt romn
here. talk coming out all of the questions was about ann romney and michelle obama. we're not talking a lot about them. ann romney will be hosting "good morning america" tomorrow. what factors, do you think if any these two women may bring to the election and what we might see over the next four weeks? are they a factor? >> look the general argument out there that, spouses of candidates don't tend to win them elections. they can be a net draw back if they don't do a good job, if they plub or become a center of attention but neither women have been doing that what they have both proven they're very effective campaigners for their husbands an shoring up their messages. in that regard they're adding some ballast to both. campaigns. in particular reaching out to women voters we were just talking to. they're mostly there as sort of side by side to keep their husband's message out there, rather than necessarily winning the campaign on their own. jenna: said before in context today. good if they're not winning the campaign on their own because they're not the ones running for president, righ
about this. i talked to another romney campaign aide yesterday in virginia who said they would have preferred these poll numbers to come out in november, not october. >> which is also, cnn, we'll have you are our own poll numbers out take at 4:00 p.m. but let's talk now about the obama team. are they hitting the panic button or are they just as some people are saying this is one poll, two polls, still very tight? >> i'm not sure if they're hitting the panic button. i think they're hitting the sesame street button. the obama campaign has been using big bird pretty heavily to go after mitt romney after that debate perform answer last week. and what you've seen the obama campaign do is lit gate tigate t debate argument that mitt romney was dishonestanswer last week. and what you've seen the obama campaign do is litigate the post debate argument that mitt romney was dishonest during the first faceoff, so they'll be hammering him on that, putting big bird out on the campaign trail, he they have the new ad that came out this morning showing mitt romney going after big bird. and we also ha
after his strong show in the debate. >> romney. we were talking about this -- he was confident but he was speaking -- confidently. protesters waves signs. >> we aren't funneling drugs to the black marketw. are keeping patients such as myself from having to resort to the black market. >> reporter: early net evening police blocked streets near the hotel where he attended a expensive event. 25 supporters paid $40,000 each for a seat at the round table. on the tarmac. >> i think it's just a wonderful opportunity. >> reporter: there was plenty of excitement. >> i think he needs four more years to finish what he started. >> reporter: the days events expected to bring in about four million dollars to his campaign and that is important cash as both of the candidates rachet up their television adds. reporting live in san francisco. heather hoppings. >> more details on the president's night in san francisco. before the conner speech he attended a fundraising dinner for 100 donors. bay area chefs prepared the meal. fish tartare, duck confit and donors each paid $20,000 to attend. >> earlier
. romney showed that softer sides on that temperaturing speech talking about a dying 14-year-old boy he befriended from the san francisco show "saturday night lights jrktsz. >> david didn't make it, but he did not lose, david's one of my heroes rp heroes, he's one of the confidence builders i have in america's future. >> romney's retooled speech is evidence of a growing role of ann romney and the couple's oldest son tag in the campaign that they're the ones pushing candidate romney to humanize himself, play all the charitable size. yesterday romney also passed out mcdonald's to reporters and had an impromptu rope line where he shook the hands of fourth and fifth graders. the next potential turning point in the campaign will come thursday when vice president biden and paul ryan fates off in danville, kentucky. last night the debate got a mention before a crowd of 4,000 in michigan by a guy who introduced ryan as a fellow hunter and a fellow fan of rock 'n roll, none other than mr. kid rock. >> i enjoyed it so much, i think i might throw a keg party for the ryan-biden debate. >> of course
willing to talk about? >> the only thing i would say is the romney campaign does not seem to be trying to, the obama folks have spent a lot of money talking about the debate, forget big bird, but the real ads are in the battleground states. the romney campaign hasn't done that. >> when you have chris the media does it enough and when you have chris matthews spreading the message for you, why do it yourself? >> but there is a danger of overconfidence. yes, it was one debate. we have two more debates and the vice presidential. i don't know how much that will matter, but -- >> it's the most important event this week. >> but 28 days is a long time. >> most important event this week, until the next one. all right, stick around. i want to talk a little senate when we come back on the other side and i have nathan here. i can't help myself. and a "roll call" guy. we're in geek heaven, right, liz? trivia time. we asked who were the first vice presidential candidates to participate in a televised general election debate? the answer? democrat wars! bob dole and walter mondale, the 1976 vice presiden
. they are temporarily off the campaign trail. >> emily, talking about those debates, mitt romney's comment about big bird last week is getting more play. tell us what's developing with that. >> reporter: usually we talk about politics making for strange bed fellows. this case you have to factor in big bird's nest. big bird is the leading character in the now hob attack ad. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry b it's sesame street. >> the sarcasm. it spots big bird with the likes of bernie madoff. romney said he would cut the federal subsidy to pbs to reduce the deafcy. romney said this had shows misplaced presidential priorities. >> these are tough times with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spent the last week talking about big bird. we need a president talking about saving jobs and saving our future. >> reporter: sesame street said they are a nonprofit, not political organization. they don't endorse any candidates. they have called upon the obama campaign to pull this ad. >> wow. who knew big bird
i'd be most concerned about because everybody i've talked to all said romney won that debate. >> i heard a few people on the street saying they're die hard supporters. i get you. i could go on and on, but we've got breaking news, so i have to say thank you to my guests. thank you for being here. here's the breaking news i was talking about. gje jerry sandusky, he speaks. and he doesn't just speak to mself in his prison cell, he recorded it and released it for all of us to hear and by my watch, he's just hours away from a very serious sentencing. we're going to have that statement and you're going to hear it, next. it's hard to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management >>> breaking news for you right now. jerry sandusky has been speaking out loud from his jail cell. his attorney is confirming that the voice on the tape is that of jerry sandusky. w
given no signal that he's even willing to do more. even romney has talked about providing more support for the rebels but it is not really clear. no one is talking about active intervention on the side of syrian rebels. dagen: is there in reason to believe that president obama would do something while we're trying to get out of afghanistan, do something with syria? >> no, the only thing i would watch for is they do transfer the chemical weapons to hezbollah. i think that's a significant red line. if the assad forces were to do that, i think that would precipitate much bigger crisis and draw from the united states. barring that or major attack on turkey, i think we're in a gruesome ugly stalemate. dagen: for how long? >> it could drag on for a year, two years, yes. connell: we mentioned at the top the impact on the presidential election here in the united states would be. you think it will be kind of status quo through november and beyond. >> i think so. again, providing the rebels with things like shoulder fire missiles that could take down the government's helicopter gunships, that wo
that ad down. a romney spokesman says it is alarming the president is talking about sesame street a month before the election. >>> tonight, wolf blitzer has live interview with mitt romney, 6:00 eastern, only here on cnn. tune in for that. then jump ahead to thursday. it is the vice presidential debate, joe biden versus paul ryan, cnn special live coverage begins 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific on cnn. >>> spinning lies and publishing propaganda, a syrian palace insider defects from the bashar al assad regime and spills his secrets to cnn. that's next. capella university understands rough economic times have led to an increase in clinical depression. drug and alcohol abuse is up. and those dealing with grief don't have access to the professional help they need. when you see these issues, do you want to walk away or step up? with a degree in the field of counseling or psychology from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others. let's get started at capella.edu i"i'm not in favor of a a$5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonparti
talking about big bird. >> romney spoke before a community of farmers that big bird made an appearance in the skies overhead. it's the result of romney saying that he'll cut funds for public television. >>> former president bill clinton is at uc davis right now to endorse four northern california democrats. it's an event in support of congressman john of wall nut creek and jerry of stockton. also getting clinton's endorsement state, the medical doctor and nasa astronaut jose hernandez from the central valley. >>> a decision is due by the san francisco supervisors this afternoon. they are meeting in less than two hours to determine the fate of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. prosecutors are depart at city hall. cher have i there to let us know what's at stake, good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, the protesters here are actually the supporters, they showed up about a half hour ago. they've been doing chants on and off. they're here on the front steps of city hall. one person told us she was a person of domestic violence, she didn't feel it was considered abuse. now the board o
where mitt romney stands on the issues. he talked about not taxing the wealthy. now he says he will tax the wealthy. he talks about energy independence now but didn't support the president on his programs to create alternative forms of energy for our country, which this president did. he talks about tax changes to help business development. who did that? president obama, with 100% tax credit in manufacturing, for example, which has just sizzled across the industrial midwest with the business start-ups that we see. even art furnaces being installed on the ohio republic steel. we haven't seen this in two decades. so, he can talk as a candidate, but the president has done it in a very difficult situation that he inherited from the bush administration, where the whole country's economy collapsed because of those titans up on wall street that tied up the finances of this country, and literally, we've had the largest transfer of wealth in american history from main street to wall street. you think that mitt romney, who was a part of that culture, is going to change anything for the people of
talking about saving big bird. [ laughing ] [ cheering [ >> romney's comments about big bird are the target of a new spoof tv ad from president obama's cam paint mocks romney. -- >> big bird. >> big, yellow, men noise our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it is sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> sesame street has asked the obama campaign to take down the ad even though it has not officially hit the airwaves yet. >>> report shows mitt romney is capitalizing on the boost from the debate. poll out this morning shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign favorability rate something 47% compared to 51% who see him as unfavorable. president obama's rating 55% compared to 44% unfavorable. >> the vice presidential candidates square off -- >> thursday. you can watch it here starting at 6:00. >>> in napa county anybody living here the fairgrounds can expect to hear a big boom in less than half an hour. the napa valley bomb squad pl
lee, abc7 news. >>> mitt romney is in iowa this morning, moments ago during a rally he slammed president obama for talking about big bird on the campaign trail. >>> food smps, wen t president obg office 32 ll onood amps now there ar47 milli. thesare tough times with serious issues. you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. [ laughing ] [ cheering [ >> romney's comments about big bird are the target of a new spoof tv ad from president obams cam paint mocks romney. -- big bird. >> big, yellow, men noise our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it is sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> sesame street has asked the obama campaign to take down the ad even though it has not officially hit the airwaves yet. >>> report shows mitt romney is capitalizing on the boost from the debate. poll out this morning shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign favorability rate something 47%
in romney's trajectory toward pennsylvania avenue? i mean, this strategy, talking about big bird. >> yeah, well, look at it this way, the debate was so dispiriting for the president's base that, you know, this is the one thing when you played the clip of the president making the big bird joke, what happened? tons of laughter. this is something that i'm sure the campaign realizes the base likes it, it gets them re-energized and refocused, and keep in mind -- >> doesn't it remind them, though, of what a stinky debate it was for president obama? i mean, doesn't it take you back to all of this, that this was a lackluster performance for a man who wants to keep his job? >> right, yes, so it was a lack buster performance and there's no getting around it. you can't pretend that that debate didn't happen, but you've got to do something to remind, to sort of get the voter, to get your base wound up again. because remember, this is a base election. whichever person, whichever candidate can get his base out to the polls, that's going to be the margin of victory. and with regard to the swing state po
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